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Moving away from Twitter

Last Friday, I chose to honor the movement #WomenBoycottTwitter for a full day, not because I'm a woman, but because I've noticed browsing Twitter specifically puts me in a bad mood. This started a bout a year ago with the fateful election of Donald Trump to President of the United States of America and it slowly grew worse over time.

On the same platform, I blocked 3,920 accounts promoting tweets and muted 97 accounts I deemed uninteresting, numbers I would be hard pressed to match on the #Fediverse / #Federation. As long as I was otherwise enjoying the service I didn't mind too much, but now it just looks silly.

However, I have contacts I only have through Twitter, and I'm not ready to completely sever all my ties with them. As a temporary solution, I've enable... show more
This entry was edited (8 months ago)

I was initially saying that I would be boycotting Twitter today to honor #WomenBoycottTwitter, but I'm available as usual through other social networks.


Ding, ding, ding!

I'm proud to announce that I'm at this point on the #Fediverse where I've been getting so much interesting content from my european contacts that I've been under the impression that the Mastodon communication was broken just because my US contacts' content would be buried way too far in my timeline for me to notice.

Keep it going, folks, it's all good!

#Friendica #Diaspora #Mastodon #GNUSocial
It definitely does, I was just flooded with european content!

For all #Fediverse admins around badgered by users on a specific remote instance.
@Friendica Support

In order to get data mining instance blocked on your side you can try to block it's IPs on OS firewall or web server side.

Example for nginx (used right now, 2 quiet days already): add to your root location or to location where requests to PHP are processed:

You can get IPs for domain on Linux with this command:
dig A
#Friendica's server blocklist is available on develop as of today, can you please test and report back if it works?